Issue #15 - November 2012
Note From the Founder - Thank You
I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the wonder girls who sent letters of support to Elizabeth and McKenna last month. Both girls got stacks of mail from all over the country and were touched that so many people cared enough to take the time to write. The mothers of both girls were equally touched at the outpouring of support for their daughters. I am honored to have such wonderful girls and leaders as part of my organization and thank you from the bottom of my heart for bringing joy where it was much needed. You all truly live our motto, "If you see a need, take the lead!"
Don't forget that we got our new soldier contact in Afghanistan, Caterina Veronesi. She is anxiously awaiting care packages from our girls to distribute to the men and women who come through her base. Please consider participating in this wonderful service opportunity. For shipping instructions, item requests, and full rules of the program, please email Kerry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Badges Released for November
Trampolining, T-Shirts, Event Planning, Cooking Demo, Herbal Tea Badge, Amelia Earhart
If you would like a Frontier Girls uniform for your doll, you may contact Gale Sicard of All Dolled Up. Gale has graciously agreed to make uniforms to fit most dolls. The uniforms sell for $15 each plus $2 shipping.
Make sure to specify what size doll you need the uniform for.
* Christmas orders are now being taken, get yours in early to ensure completion before the holdiays!*
Place orders directly with Gale at
phone: (336) 971-0160
address—614 Essick Road, Lexington, NC 27295
This month Izzy posted instructions for making a colorful Frontier Girls party banner. This would be perfect for the upcoming 6th Birthday of Frontier Girls on January 19. Check out the crafts page of the website for complete instructions.
Tips and Treasures:
From Debbe Weaver: Check out this great resource for teaching first aid to Penguins and Otters. Afinity Health has a pdf booklet with great jingles to help little ones remember their first aid. Go to: http://www.google.com/
From Lori Lager: Another great example of a Make A Difference Project. The 5th & 6th Graders at our school are getting together and hosting a Tech Nite next Monday. It is open to community members (especially grown-ups!) to bring in their cell phones, kindles, ipads, etc. to get great tips and tricks on using the features and apps. What a great idea! It all came about as the 6th grade teacher was trying to figure out how to put a smiley face at the end of a text on her new cell phone, and a student taught her how. They are taking some class time a couple times this week to work on presentations, and then the first event will last 1 hour and 15 minutes, and they have also had a team advertising to the community.
Elizabeth worked very hard over the last year, not only in Frontier Girls, but in a variety of organizations. Many of you took the time to congratulate her personally, so I thought you might like to see the full list of her accomplishments. Congratulations Beth!
Brownie Girl Scout Awards:
Safety Award * Brownie Challenge
Global Action Award * My Faith, My Promise * Cookie Activity Pin
100 Acts of Kindness
Brownie Quest Journey * Wonders of Water Journey * A World of Girls Journey
Bridge to Junior Girl Scouts
Horses with H.E.A.R.T. Special Olympics Equestrian Team:
Over $400 in Fundraising for 2012 Season
Silver Medal, Showmanship * Gold Medal, Equitation * Gold Medal, Working Trail
Grand Champion, Beginner's Division
Bright Idea Award for Significant Contribution to National Program
National Frontier Girl of the Month, April 2012
Servant's Heart 100 Hours of Service Pin
WOW! Award - 100+ badges earned at a single level (she earned 2 of them)
Fruit of the Spirit Award
Super Troop 2012
Newsletter Contest Winner: December 2011, February 2012, April 2012
Prescott Valley Little League:
Most Improved Player of the Season, Hurricanes Softball
Sparks 1st Book Award * Sparks 2nd Book Award
Sparks Medal of Perseverance
Weaving Arts: First Place Ribbon, Scarf, Yavapai Fair; First Place Ribbon, Scarf, Az State Fair
Surfing - Roller Skating - Ice Skating
Presidential Challenge Gold Champion of Physical Fitness
President's Volunteer Service Award, Gold
God and Me Religious Award
Arizona Ambassador of the Autistic Community
McKenna Nemchick from Troop #101 has to go into the hospital on Nov. 12 for spinal surgery. She will be in intensive care for about a week and if all goes well will be released to a regular room on her birthday. Thank you so much for all the wonderful cards that were sent to surprise her. We all wish her a speedy recovery.
We need entries for the following newsletter sections:
Tips and Treasures - Send us your great ideas for making Frontier Girls easier and more fun. These might be organizational tips for meetings, great websites for badges, or anything else you think might benefit other members.
Girl of the Month – We would like to highlight a different girl each month and tell how Frontier Girls is making a difference in her life. If you have a Frontier Girl that you think would be a good role model for others in the program, please send us her story and attach her picture.
Activities and Adventures – Has your troop done something fun and unusual? Send us pictures and a write up so that we can show others what you are doing and give them some inspiration to try new things.
Fundraising - Do you have some tried and true fundraisers you could share?
Games - We would love to give instructions for various games, both indoor and outdoor, that you troop enjoys playing and would like to share with others.
Pointers for Patriots – Know of any tips, websites, or discounts for military families? Let us help you sprea the word to other military families in our program.
Amazing Volunteers – Is your troop leader outstanding? Do you have a parent helper that really keeps things running smoothly? Maybe you have a fundraising coordinator that helps your troop raise funds for its activities. This is the place to give them a little public credit and a thank you for all they do.
If you wold like to send in articles or ideas for any of the categories above, please email them to email@example.com with the subject line Newsletter.
November Contest – Our American Eagle has yet again hidden himself somewhere in our website. Everyone who finds the correct page that the eagle is located on will be put into a drawing to win $5 for their level. Help us improve our search engine ratings by clicking on as many pages as possible until you find the eagle seen below. Then email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, level, and mailing address along with which page you found the eagle on to be entered in the drawing. Very few girls are currently entering this contest, so you odds of winning are quite good!
October Contest Winners:
Penguin: No Entries
Otter: Danae Havir
Dolphin: Anaya Cambridge
Butterfly: Lydia Fookes
Eagle: No Entries
Adult: Christine Owens